Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
Head of Russian delegation to OSCE PA says Ukraine not ready for dialogueRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 25, 5:02
Russian baritone Hvorostovsky cancels concerts due to continuing treatmentSociety & Culture February 25, 3:22
Russian prime minister declares 3rd Winter World Military Games openMilitary & Defense February 24, 22:33
Russia to veto UNSC resolution imposing sanctions on Syria — envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 22:29
LONDON, May 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Britain’s Royal Air Force spy plane Sentinel R1 has flown to Nigeria to aid in search for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram extremists in April, the UK Foreign Office and Ministry of Defense said.
With 5 intelligence specialists onboard, the plane will fly over northern Nigeria to determine where extremists hold the abducted girls. The Sentinel R1 is capable of staying in the air at high altitudes for a long time.
Intelligence analysts will receive detailed 3D images of terrain from ground mapping radars. The specialists will scan the images for possible evidence and suspicious movements. Experts say similar technologies were widely used in Afghanistan. The data will be then passed to the Nigerian authorities.
The plane left its base at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire on Sunday. The Sentinel will be based in Accra, Ghana’s capital. The British spy plane will support the effort of US aviation in the search and rescue operation. Some reports say drones are also deployed in the search.